Finding the right vet for your pet can be a very tough task. You want someone who is smart enough to know how to handle every situation, yet gentle enough to keep you and your precious furry friend at ease. If you know any veterinarians in your personal life, then you are more than aware that it’s anything but an easy job. Dealing with injured animals and picky owners can be a pain, but the toughest part of the job is taking in and rehabilitating neglected and abused animals.
Dr. Andy Mathis knows this all too well. At his practice in Elberton, Georgia, he sees battered animals on a regular basis. But the love he showed to one special pit bull has been spreading across the Internet like wildfire. The dog was brought in to Dr. Mathis after being found starving and alone on a dirt road. When he examined her, the vet was shocked to see how horrific the pit bull’s injuries truly were.
Dr. Mathis then went on Facebook to explain the situation. He said, "I had 2 choices, I can put her to sleep. Or try to save her. So I asked the universe … also known as Facebook … and the universe said ‘Try.’ The universe even named her as they said, ‘we hate the thought that any pet gets sent to rainbow bridge or passes away without a name,’ so they christened her Graycie Clair. Spelled with a Y for her gray coloring."
One of the toughest parts of the rehabilitation effort was getting Graycie Clair to eat. After some unsuccessful attempts, Dr. Mathis finally figured out how to reach her. One morning, he brought his breakfast inside Graycie’s cage to eat with her. His humbleness and affection not only touched the dog, but also everyone who has seen this story.
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This is Graycie Clair, the pit bull found alone and close to death on a dirt road in Georgia. When examined by Dr. Mathis, Graycie was discovered to be suffering from hypothermia, starvation and internal bleeding.
Though many would have advised the vet to give up on the case, Dr. Mathis devoted all of his energy into giving Graycie the chance at a better life.
After surgery and some intense medical procedures, Graycie’s condition began to improve. Together, the pit bull and the vet fought tooth and nail to get better every day.
Dr. Mathis hopes that one day soon, Graycie will be taken in by a loving family and get the chance to live a normal life.
In a video posted by Granite Hills Animal Care, Dr. Mathis shows how he spends his mornings. He crawls inside of Graycie’s cage and eats breakfast with her. He even brings his own dog bowl to eat out of. No doubt, his hard work and love have saved this beautiful dog’s life.
Via: Little Things